Afghanistan Dust in the Wind Sept. 14, 2012 Share Read Later Marine photo / Lance Cpl. Jason MorrisonU.S. Marines begin a patrol from Forward Operating Base Shamsher in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Sept. 6. Their mission: to “disrupt the flow of lethal and illicit aid by the enemy in the area,” according to the corps. No word on whether the enemy would be permitted to traffic in non-lethal, licit goods.